Jennifer N. Brown

Jennifer N. Brown received her B.A. and M.A. in English from Georgetown University and her Ph.D. in English, with certificates in Women's Studies and Medieval Studies, from the Graduate Center at the City University of New York (CUNY).  Her doctoral dissertation, a critical edition of the 15th century hagiographies of three medieval women mystics, has been revised and will be published in 2007 as Three Women of Liege: A Critical Edition of and Commentary on the Middle English Lives of Elizabeth of Spalbeek, Christina Mirabilis, and Marie d'Oignies by Brepols Press in their series "Medieval Women: Texts and Contexts."  Dr. Brown's research and publications focus on medieval devotional literature written by, for, and about women.  Her most recent work has been on a 12th century Anglo-Norman life of Edward the Confessor written by an Anonymous Nun from Barking Abbey.  Dr. Brown also writes and edits the "Middle Scots Poetry" and the "Medieval Women's Writing" chapters of the annual Year's Work in English Studies (Oxford University Press).  She also wrote and edited the "Middle Ages" chapter for the Instructor's Guide to the Norton Anthology of Western Literature.  She is also an advisory board member and secretary of the Society for Medievalist Feminist Scholarship (SMFS).

Jennifer N. Brown

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